Development and Operations Coordinator

Girls on the Run Minnesota | Twin Cities, MN
Salary Range: $38,000 - $42,000

At Girls on the Run, we envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, we help activate the life skills girls need to step into the world with strength and confidence. Our 10-week, 20 session program occurs after school at more than 200 sites across greater Twin Cities and into greater Minnesota. Led by teams of volunteer coaches, GOTR builds social emotional skills in girls in 3rd-5th grades, while our Heart & Sole program engages girls in 6th-8th grades. We have ambitious plans to bring GOTR statewide in 2021 and beyond.

At Girls on the Run, we weave joy and celebration into all we do. We communicate early and often in collaboration, we adapt creatively, and we hold space for our differences and for dreaming big. At Girls on the Run, our core values guide our way and we stand firm in our long-standing commitment to building a world where every person can know and activate their limitless potential. We warmly welcome the participation of any child who identifies as “girl”, non-binary, or gender expansive in our programs. We are committed to leveraging our intellectual, financial, and human resources to advance strategies to be inclusive, equitable and accessible to all.

Position Profile
We are looking for a full-time Development and Operations Coordinator to support both programming and fundraising efforts, ensuring a fully integrated approach to stakeholder engagement. The Development and Operations Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and be responsible for donor tracking and appreciation, event management, grant research/ drafting/tracking, sponsorship activation and day-to-day operations projects. A strong candidate for this position would first and foremost be detail-oriented, a great communicator, have excellent project management skills and is interested in data management and systems-building. The Development and Operations Coordinator will also prioritize equity, access and inclusion in fundraising with a dedication to community-centric fundraising.

GOTR is dedicated to not only ensuring our staff and volunteers have been trained to understand social context, create positive inclusive environments, and build genuine relationships, but also to ensuring that our staff and volunteers reflect the diverse and vibrant communities and girls we work with. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, including Black and African-Americans, African immigrants, Asian-Americans, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, Latinx individuals, and LGBTQ-identified people.

Responsibilities: This job description materially represents the responsibilities of the position; however, the Development and Operations Coordinator may be asked to perform other job-related tasks not specifically presented in this job description.

Individual Giving Support
  • Draft fundraising appeals to acquire, retain and return lapsed donors.
  • Support fundraising staff, board and associate board in cultivation and solicitation necessary to build a loyal, engaged and diverse donor base.
  • Draft and or edit content for donor quarterly newsletters, storytelling, appeal letters, annual report and digital
  • Work with staff to implement annual acquisition and retention plans to both secure new donors and retain existing donors.
  • Build online presence for engaging GOTR MN stakeholders.

Events/Community Building
  • Serve as a staff liaison to the Associate Board providing professional support and advancing their goals of planning events to benefit GOTR MN.
  • Lead and or support staff in planning an annual luncheon, house parties and other in person and virtual events that raise funds and showcase our program while building community.
  • Represent GOTR MN at community events.
  • Support all aspects of twice-per-year 5k celebrations.

Institutional Support
  • Draft or edit grant applications and ensure timely submission. Gather attachments and work with lead staff to ensure foundation proposals are high quality and submitted on time.
  • Prepare reports to funders and sponsors.
  • Ensure GOTR Twin Cities is accurately described on third-party sites used to vett grantees like Guidestar.
  • Prepare sponsorship collateral and track compliance against sponsorship agreement.

  • Lead the project management work for sponsorship and foundation funding through their life cycles (research, proposal, award, report).
  • Perform prospect research of individuals and institutions as necessary.
  • Oversee all internal operations related to the donor experience, including database management and maintenance.
  • Prepare thank you letters to donors and other supporters and work with board members to build a culture of appreciation.
  • Manage the administrative functions of institutional fundraising, from initial applications through to final reports.
  • Maintain the grants application and reporting calendar.

In a study done by Hewlitt-Packard, men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them. We want to change this; if this job feels like a good fit for you but you don’t meet all qualifications, please still apply. We are looking forward to meeting you through interviews.

Required Qualifications
  • Passion for Girls on the Run mission and the ability to comprehend and effectively communicate issues surrounding empowerment, self-esteem, body image and whole-person health.
  • Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) personally and professionally
  • Must live in Twin Cities area
  • Computer competence, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, Google suite, donor and data management programs, CRM systems, and email
  • Ability to travel locally throughout the Twin Cities, using a personal vehicle

Preferred Qualifications
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated, capable of working well independently and collectively with limited supervision
  • Interest in growing new skills, learning, and mission-centered forward progress.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and make efficient decisions
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) positively and effectively with peers, volunteers and families from various backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience in writing for professional audiences and editing others' work. Applicants will be able to provide samples of past work.
  • Experience with youth, girl/women or wellness programs
  • Non-profit fundraising experience
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Hmong or Somali a plus
  • Aptitude and understanding of how to use digital media to target different audiences
  • Familiarity with design software a plus

Position Specifics
This is a full time, exempt position offering a compensation range of $38,000 - $42,000 depending on experience. In addition, Girls on the Run Twin Cities offers fully paid company health and dental insurance, a retirement plan with employer match, monthly stipends for cell phone, mileage and wellness and a generous PTO plan. This position is currently primarily remote (80% remote/20% in-person) with plans to return to regular office hours (10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Thursday) for team collaboration in office soon.

This full-time position reports to the Executive Director. Evening and weekend hours are often required and vacation blackout periods may apply. All job offers extended from GOTR are conditional pending a valid background check. Position open until filled, although applications received by June 27 will receive preference. Successful candidates will address their excellent project management skills along with their desire to support fundraising growth and the mission of GOTR in their cover letter. Candidates can apply at this link:

Girls on the Run Twin Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
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